Water Lillies

© Kelly Abernathy

Water Lillies

Kathleen Clemons May 23, 2004

So pretty, Kelly! Nicely composed, great color and reflection, and the frog is a bonus! :) #130733

Paul Michko May 23, 2004

Fantastic shot, K. Very well composed. #555826

Colette M. Metcalf May 23, 2004

Very pretty, K!!! #555827

Joy Brown May 23, 2004

Terrific!!! #555845

Colleen Braun May 23, 2004

beautiful.... #555855

Gianna Stadelmyer May 23, 2004

Beautiful shot, K...and I thought the same thing about the frog - Bonus! #555859

Carolyn M. Fletcher level-deluxe May 23, 2004

Gorgeous!!! #555880

Leonard Pierce May 23, 2004

Beautiful composition, K!!! #555892

Wally Orlowsky May 23, 2004

Very pretty shot, K. I agree on the frog bonus. #555920

Kelly Abernathy May 23, 2004

Thanks everyone! I appreciate it! I wasn't sure about just having him peek into the frame, but his back was covered with an ugly mossy stuff, so I took a chance. Thanks again -K #555943

Allan L. Whitehead May 23, 2004

Magnificent photograph and presentation, Kelly, I agree about the frog and I also love everything else about this. Exceedingly well done, my very dear friend - Allan #555944

Kelly Abernathy May 23, 2004

Thanks Allan! -K #555947

Rob Friedman May 23, 2004

Excellent K! Great colors, reflection, and frog. :) #555958

Donna W. Neal May 23, 2004

Excellent K! The frog is a definite bonus. I have tried and tried to capture a frog on a lilypad and the minute they hear the slightest movement they are gone! So guess I will just enjoy your picture.
The reflection and lilys are beautiful. #555959

Kelly Abernathy May 23, 2004

Thanks Rob and Donna! I appreciate it! -K #555981

William C. Raco level-addict May 23, 2004

Beautiful rich color, mirror like reflection and excellent composition.
A very impressive image, K!

bill #556013

Shirley L. Carpenter May 23, 2004

This is excellent K..Love the image and composition!! #556021

Darren K. Fisher level-classic May 23, 2004

For me your composition is awesome but the frog just takes this over the top. I love how it seems as if he is checking out what you are taking a photo of. Your colors are excellent as well. I really like this!!!!!! #556042

Claudia Kuhn level-classic May 23, 2004

Great capture to find the 2 colors of lilies and a frog to join in in the shot! THis is great! #556096

Diane Dupuis May 23, 2004

K this is fantastic!!! Superb job!! I'm sure we'll see it again soon! I didn't even see the frog the first time around... Everything about this shot is just amazing! Congrats! #556124

Bonnie C. Lackey May 23, 2004

All the above!!! A piece to frame and treasure! #556133

Diane Addonizio level-classic May 23, 2004

Fantastic image, K! #556183

Nobu Nagase May 23, 2004

Beautiful image, K!
Beautiful mirror like reflections!
Great job and the side-kick, the froggy. #556223

Janet Detota May 23, 2004

Couldn't improve on this if you tried! Fabulous! #556243

Donna J. Taff May 23, 2004

I agree with Janet; I can't find anything wrong with this. Fantastic!!!! #556258

Lori Ditlefsen May 23, 2004

Beautiful shot K! #556347

Kelly Abernathy May 23, 2004

Wow, thank all of you so much. How nice, I really appreciate it. -K #556393

Stanley J. Contrades May 23, 2004

Splendid threesome, Kelly, and the frog ... looks like he's asking, "What do you think?" :-) He adds a wonderful dimension to the image and your taking that chance paid off handsomely. Bravo!
Stan #556488

Kelly Abernathy May 23, 2004

Thanks Stan! :) -K #556506

Ganeshwar Prasad May 23, 2004

The bold center placing works very well here. The pads beautifully frame the flowers and the reflections.

Almost missed the frog!! Looks like he/she stuck in the head just in time!!

Well composed and a beautiful execution. #556562

Kelly Abernathy May 23, 2004

Thanks Ganeshwar! I really appreciate it -K #556615

Carolina K. Smith level-addict May 23, 2004

What a great photo! Love the frog!! #556652

Terry R. Hatfield May 23, 2004

Gosh This Is Nice Kelly! The Stillness Of The Pond Is Great The Froggie A Plus!! #556711

Kelly Abernathy May 23, 2004

Thanks Carolina and Terry - I appreciate it! -K #556718

Susan T. Evans May 23, 2004

gorgeous K, I love the frog sneaking into the shot too!!! wonderful! #557022

Kelly Abernathy May 24, 2004

Thanks Susan! I appreciate it! -K #557387

Susie Peek-Swint May 27, 2004

Beautiful image K ~ love the detail and reflections! #563010

Kelly Abernathy May 27, 2004

Thanks Susan! -K #563101

Anette Linnea Rasmussen May 28, 2004

Wow!Great image, K! I like it very much!

Many regards

Kelly Abernathy May 28, 2004

Thanks Linnea! I appreciate it! -K #564329

Ed Heaton June 01, 2004

Hi K,
This is very nice! I love the composition and the green frog really adds!
Well done... #570770

Kelly Abernathy June 01, 2004

Thanks Ed - I do appreciate it! -K #570790

Cathy Barrows June 01, 2004

great shot of these 3 beauties, but the frog peaking into the left side makes this one #571937

Kelly Abernathy June 01, 2004

Thanks Cathy - Hope the remodel is going well! -K #572080

Jim Kinnunen level-deluxe June 08, 2004

Great shot K!!! The water lillies are wonderful...and of course it took me 3 minutes to see the frog.. I love it!! #584323

Kelly Abernathy June 09, 2004

Thanks Jim! I appreciate you stopping by! -K #584514

Nobu Nagase June 15, 2004

Many congratulations, K... #595731

Deborah Sandidge June 15, 2004

Beautiful image, congratulations! #595751

Ganeshwar Prasad June 15, 2004

Congrats K.!!
WTG #595854

Susan T. Evans June 15, 2004

Congrats K! #595971

Marie Fields level-classic June 15, 2004

Congratulations, K! Wonderful image! #596036

Janet Detota June 15, 2004

Definite winner! Congrats! #596244

Stanley J. Contrades June 15, 2004

Great win, Kelly, and much good luck to you moving forward!!! This is just gorgeous!
Stan #596319

Claudia Kuhn level-classic June 15, 2004

Big congrats Kelly!! #596441

Leonard Pierce June 15, 2004

Congratulations K!!! #596477

Terry R. Hatfield June 15, 2004

No Suprise K An Excellent Finalist!! #596550

Murry Grigsby June 15, 2004

Congrats Kelly! #596562

Cathy Barrows June 15, 2004

Congrats!...beautiful #596651

Wally Orlowsky June 15, 2004

Congrats, K! #596844

Donna J. Taff June 15, 2004

Congrat's K.!!!!!! #596923

Eric Schneider June 15, 2004

I missed this shot. What a great shot! Congrats! Love the frogs head in the shot. #597018

Dorothy Neumann June 15, 2004

I love this K...especially the frog! #597136

Kathleen Clemons June 15, 2004

Congrats to you, Kally! :) #597325

Diane Dupuis June 15, 2004

Still lovin' it!! Congrats on your 3 finalists this month! Good luck! #597330

William C. Raco level-addict June 15, 2004

Very pretty, K

bill #597472

Cathy T. Vettes June 15, 2004

Beautiful K !! Congradulations !! #597523

Nancy Grace Chen June 15, 2004

Just beautiful, K. Love the soft colors... and the frog is the perfect touch!! Congrats on your finalist!!

Nancy #597577

Danilo Piccioni level-classic June 15, 2004

....I think I have seen this one already some place else......:รง)
and good luck! #597698

Brenda W. LaFleur level-deluxe June 15, 2004

This is lovely, K. Congrats and good luck!! #597765

Mary K. Robison June 15, 2004

Came in to admire the colors and reflections up close...then I saw that frog!!! Congratulations, K! This is SO well-deserved! Best of luck with it next step up! #597796

Kasia Elser June 16, 2004

CONGRATS! Great shot! #598322

Kelly Abernathy June 16, 2004

Thanks everyone for all the support! I really appreciate it! It means a lot! What a great community! -K


Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe June 16, 2004

Hi K, this is so pretty. The lily pads and flowers are very nicely captured. Love the composition and bright colors. Cute little frog too!! #598577

Ed Heaton June 16, 2004

Hi K,
A very beautiful image...
Congratulations... #598663

Kelly Abernathy June 16, 2004

Thanks Donna and Ed! I really appreciate it! -K #598746

Robin L. Wehrman June 16, 2004

Congratulations on a beautiful photo K!! #598843

Michael Wehrman level-deluxe June 16, 2004

Congrats #598893

Kelly Abernathy June 16, 2004

Thanks Robin and Mike! -K #598901

Karen Engelbreth June 16, 2004

Congratulations, K!


Gianna Stadelmyer June 16, 2004

Glad to see this one again! Congrats, K!!! #599231

Kelly Abernathy June 16, 2004

Thanks Karen and Jan! -K #599518

Robert Goodman June 16, 2004

Congratulations,K!!!! #599580

Kelly Abernathy June 16, 2004

Thanks Robert! -K #599823

Susan T. Parady June 16, 2004

Congratulations, K! This is gorgeous!! #599832

Kelly Abernathy June 16, 2004

Thanks Susan! -K #599914

Barbara Bergeron June 16, 2004

Wonderful image...well deserved! Congrats and good luck! #599955

Kelly Abernathy June 16, 2004

Thanks Barbara, I really appreciate it! -K #599960

Ellen Peach June 16, 2004

So beautiful....congratulations, K! #599990

Carolina K. Smith level-addict June 16, 2004

AWESOME congragultions!!! I'm very happy for you !!
Carolina #600069

Dale Ann Cubbage June 16, 2004

Hooray for K!!!! A winner! I'm so proud and excited for you!!! Great job on this great shot, that I apparantly totally missed! I love how the frog is looking into your scene! This is fabulous! A total deserved win!!! Yay,!

da #600076

Kathleen Clemons June 16, 2004

Congrats on your win, Kelly! #600088

Joy Brown June 16, 2004

Congratulations, K, on this awesome second place winner!!! #600121

Ron Goldman June 16, 2004


Diane Addonizio level-classic June 16, 2004

Congratulations, K!!!!!! #600185

Terry R. Hatfield June 16, 2004

Congrats On Your Win K!! #600244

Claudia Kuhn level-classic June 16, 2004

Congrats K for your win!! #600273

Casey A. Hanson June 16, 2004

Congrats K! #600282

Mary K. Robison June 16, 2004

A huge CONGRATULATIONS, K! So glad Froggie and your lovely flowers grabbed Second Place!!! #600301

Dorothy Neumann June 16, 2004

Congratulations on this charming image, K. #600347

William C. Raco level-addict June 16, 2004

Congratulations, Kelly
Excellent win!

bill #600354

Anette Linnea Rasmussen June 16, 2004

Beautiful, K!
Congrats on your win!

Many regards

Wally Orlowsky June 17, 2004

Congratulations on this win, K! Ribbit! #600592

Carolyn M. Fletcher level-deluxe June 17, 2004

Whoopie!!!! She did it!! Very happy for you!!!!!!!!! #600596

Paul C. Gazzanigo June 17, 2004

Congratulations, K! #600693

Paul Michko June 17, 2004

Congratulation, K. #600719

Debra Booth June 17, 2004

Congratulations, K! #600831

Joy M. Holster June 17, 2004

Congrats! Beautiful shot, and I love that frog. #600853

Diane Dupuis June 17, 2004

CONGRATS K!! Still lovin' it! #600863

Darren K. Fisher level-classic June 17, 2004

Way to go K, congats on your wonderful win. #600867

Joyce Baldassarre June 17, 2004

WELL DONE!!!!!! #600923

Jeff Lovinger level-addict June 17, 2004

Congratulations K, You did it. I knew this was a winning shot the first time I saw it. Keep it up. I'll be looking for more of your beautiful photos.
It was really nice having you in the class. Hopefully we will meet again in another.
All the best, Jeff #600969

Eric Schneider June 17, 2004

Way to go K!! Congrats!!!! #600991

Gary O`Dell June 17, 2004

Congratulations on your Win K.....Gary O #601013

Charlene Bayerle June 17, 2004

Congratulations K....well deserved!!!! #601030

Deborah Sandidge June 17, 2004

Gorgeous, congratulations K!! #601075

Kelly Abernathy June 17, 2004

Thanks so much everyone! With so many beautiful photos posted, I'm very fortunate. I really appreciate all of your support - it means a lot. What a wonderful community! -K #601144

Lori Ditlefsen June 17, 2004

congrats on the win K! Well done! #601172

Corry Berghout June 17, 2004

Congratulations. Great photo. It was a pleasure to take a class with you. I always looked forward to what you would submit. #601179

Ellen Peach June 17, 2004

Congrats, K, this is outstanding! #601288

Jennifer Rennison June 17, 2004

Congratulations on the win K, this is a beautiful image! #601292

Karen Bacon June 17, 2004

Congratulations K on this winner!!! #601421

Nobu Nagase June 17, 2004

Congratulations on this great win!!! #601443

Susan T. Evans June 17, 2004

Congrats K, well deserved! #601512

Michael Wehrman level-deluxe June 17, 2004

Congrats K #601865

Priscilla Rathbone June 17, 2004

Congratulations, K.! This is truly a great picture. I really enjoyed taking a class with you and getting your feedback. Hope to see you around! #601896

Murry Grigsby June 17, 2004

Congratulations on your win Kelly! Or as we say down at the pond -- RIBBIT :0) #601977

Robin L. Wehrman June 17, 2004

Congratulations on your win K, very well deserved!! #602079

Kelly Abernathy June 17, 2004

Thanks again everyone! I really appreciate it! -K #602096

Allan L. Whitehead June 17, 2004

Congratulations, Kelly, on all your fine work in the May contest (and before that also). Very well done, my friend, I'm really proud of you - your good friend, Allan #602114

Kelly Abernathy June 17, 2004

Thanks Allan! That really means a lot to me! -K #602130

Eric Highfield level-deluxe June 17, 2004

Congratulations!! I have a good feeling that this is just the beginning a trend for you. Enjoy it, your work is truly deserving! #602185

Nancy Grace Chen June 17, 2004

Exquisite, and a deserving winner!! BIG congrats, K!!

Nancy #602277

Kathleen F. Greer June 17, 2004

Big congrats on this stunning photo K!! #602440

Colette M. Metcalf June 17, 2004

Congratulations, K!!!! #602577

Evy Johansen level-classic June 17, 2004

What a long way to the comment box... :-)
Many congatulations on your very well deserved second plaze win, K.! BEAUTIFUL image! #602578

Dan Holm level-classic June 17, 2004

Absolutely gorgeous shot, K! Congratulations!! #602714

Sherri L. Regalbuto June 18, 2004

Kelly, congratulations on your win. This photo is beautiful and I love the little frog peeking in. #603394

Anton Falcon June 18, 2004

many congrats on your wonderful win, K! #603563

Kelly Abernathy June 18, 2004

Thank you so much everyone! I'm very flattered - you've made my day! :) -K #603987

Cathy Gregor June 18, 2004

Way to go, K!!! You definitely have the knack for getting a great shot. I enjoyed all of the photos you submitted for class. Hope to 'see' you in another.
-cathy #604218

Roger D. Meador June 19, 2004

Beautiful in all aspects, very well done. #604516

Ganeshwar Prasad June 19, 2004

Absolute stunner. Well deserved win, K.
Congrats once again! #604520

Colleen Braun June 19, 2004

congratulations... #604745

Stephen Zacker June 19, 2004

Congratulations K! This image has a wonderful peaceful feeling to it! #604854

Stevie M. Sturla level-deluxe June 20, 2004

Bravo and congratulations, K! This is a stunning shot! Well done! #607457

Carol Brill June 20, 2004

Kudos on your second-place win for this lovely image, K, you must be so proud!! #607488

James R. Jackson June 21, 2004

K, congratulations on the win! It is a beautiful photograph (as are ALL your photographs). I like to think of myself as observant, but have to confess I didn't even see the frog until the second time I viewed the photograph. As an excuse, I have to say that I ADORE water lilies and my eyes were totally drawn to them and them alone. What a plus the froggie makes though! Great job! Jay #608610

Kelly Abernathy June 21, 2004

Thank you so much everyone for the nice comments and the support. I really do appreciate it! -K #609312

Danilo Piccioni level-classic June 26, 2004

Hey Kelly,
I just come back from a short vacation and just now I noticed you made it!
I am REALLY pleased.
Congratulations again, well done !
Danilo #617811

Kelly Abernathy June 28, 2004

Thanks Danilo - I really appreciate it! Talk to you soon -K #621581

Kathleen R. Struckle July 14, 2004

Congrat's on your win K! Beautiful image!! #648093

Kelly Abernathy July 19, 2004

Thanks Kathleen - I appreciate it! -K #658247

Stephen H. White July 20, 2004

Thanks for your congrats on my picture. I thought I'd check out your gallery. You've got some great shots. I really like pond lily shots and this one is awesome. Love that frog too. Ribbit! -- Steve #661827

Kelly Abernathy July 21, 2004

Thanks Stephen! I appreciate that -K #662235

bob cornelison July 25, 2004

congrats on this great shot! I love the colors! #669491

Kelly Abernathy July 26, 2004

:) Thanks Bob - I appreciate it -K #669684

Sharon Day level-classic August 05, 2005

Gorgeous image, K!!! I don't think I've ever noticed it before. Very beautiful! #1682184

Kelly Abernathy October 02, 2005

Thanks Sharon! :) -K #1909459

William C. Raco level-addict April 03, 2006

Came back for another look.
This is outstanding, Kelly
Love the detail, exposure, color and composition
Very nicely done!

SBB #2605444

September 13, 2007

Beautiful Picture of flowers.
Congratulation #4787315

September 13, 2007

Beautiful Picture of flowers
Congratulation #4787318

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